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Crassostrea tulipa   (Lamarck, 1819)

West African mangrove oyster

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Ostreoida | Ostreidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; brackish.  Tropical; 23°C - 31°C (Ref. 112235); 21°N - 24°S, 61°W - 14°E (Ref. 111917)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic Ocean: From Mauritania to Angola and from Venezuela to Brazil.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits the intertidal zone of rivers and estuaries (Ref. 101380). Also in mangrove estuaries where it is often associated with the air roots of mangrove trees, coastal rocks and stones (Ref. 101381). Often seen attached to the stilt roots of the red mangrove Rhizophora spp., fringing lagoons and estuaries (Ref. 106421). Also found on low subtidal level attached to rocks, shells, or stones on muddy sand bottoms (Ref. 109255). Oyster assemblage confers protection and food for various invertebrates and fishes (Ref. 101381). Filter-feeder, feeds on phytoplankton (green algae, diatoms, dinoflagellates) and substrate particles (Ref. 106999). Members of the class Bivalvia are mostly gonochoric, some are protandric hermaphrodites. Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the class Bivalvia are mostly gonochoric, some are protandric hermaphrodites. Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Ranson, G. 1960. (Ref. 83479)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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